What is an eyebrow lift?
An eyebrow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that raises the brow and improves their appearance, as well as that of the surrounding area.
The brow lift procedure
When droopy eyebrows are present, a procedure to elevate the brows may be appropriate, in addition to upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
Brow lifts are usually an outpatient procedure that takes one to two hours. Patients are usually administered general anesthetic.
Your doctor may consider one of three different procedures: a direct brow lift, an endoscopic brow lift, a coronal brow lift, or a hairline brow lift.
Correction of mild to moderate brow ptosis may be accomplished through the same incision as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, or with injections into the brow area using a hyaluronic acid product, as there is always some loss of brow volume. When the droopy eyelids are more severe, surgery directly above the brow, in the forehead creases, or at the hairline can be performed.
For more significant amounts of droopy brows, or to address deep frown lines or lateral hooding of the upper lids, it may be necessary to raise the brows and forehead through incisions behind the hairline. The endoscopic brow lift is performed through small incisions hidden behind the hairline, using an endoscope and special instruments. The muscles that pull the brow down and crease the forehead skin are relaxed, allowing the brow to be raised into a more youthful position.
Brow lift recovery
Your head might be wrapped in bandages and a tube might be inserted to drain any excess blood or fluid after the procedure. Doctors will give each patient specific instructions for how to care for their surgery. Generally, though, you will rest with your head elevated and take any prescription pain medication. A cold compress may be applied to relieve swelling. Avoid putting excessive pressure on the incisions.
Your doctor will let you know when it is okay to resume daily activities.
Results of brow lift surgery
A brow lift will give you a more youthful appearance and leave you looking less tired or worried.
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